Running against mostly NCAA Division I runners, the duo led UC Santa Cruz at the season-opening University of San Francisco Invitational at Golden Gate Park. Cortes finished 19th out of 79 covering the 8,000-meter course in 26:18.5.
Heart broke into the school's all-time top 15 in the 6K with a 23:11.5. She finished 43rd out of 93 runners.
The Banana Slugs next race September 14th at the Kim Duyst Invitational hosted by Stanislaus State.